Twelve Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff Attorneys Named to 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers
10/23/2012

The attorneys featured in Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine are nominated through a survey of more than 30,000 attorneys, direct contact with law firms and by reviewing trade journals, periodicals, databases and online sources.

Online PR News – 23-October-2012 – Southfield, MI – Southfield-based Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff announced Super Lawyers Magazine named 12 attorneys from the firm to its 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

Of the nine, Noreen L. Slank was selected among the Top 100 attorneys in 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Deborah A. Hebert and Theresa M. Asoklis joined Slank on the list of Top 50 Women Attorneys in 2012 Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Other Michigan Super Lawyers selections from the firm include: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian D. Einhorn, Janice G. Hildenbrand, Clayton F. Farrell, Timothy F. Casey, and David C. Anderson.

Geoffrey M. Brown, Trent Collier and Melissa E. Graves represent Collins Einhorn on the list as “Rising Stars.”

Slank has been selection among the Michigan Super Lawyers in each of the publication’s seven years rating attorneys in the state and returns to the Top 100 Michigan Super Lawyers for the third consecutive year. The Wayne State University Law School alumna also was honored among the Top 50 Women for the fifth year in a row. She has practiced in the state and federal appellate courts since 1980 with an emphasis on the defense of medical and legal malpractice actions, insurance coverage disputes, and the defense of catastrophic personal injury cases.

Like Slank, Sullivan and Hebert earned their seventh Michigan Super Lawyer selections. Sullivan has more than 25 years of litigation experience. In the professional liability arena, University of Detroit School of Law alum has defended attorneys, physicians, accountants, architects, engineers, real estate appraisers, real estate brokers and title agents in defense of significant claims involving personal injury, property damage and business loss.

Hebert also is a four-time honoree among the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers. Hebert’s specialties are appellate litigation and insurance coverage. She has served for nearly 30 years as lead counsel in hundreds of appeals at both the state and federal levels. A considerable portion of her practice today is devoted to preparing coverage opinions and drafting dispositive motions and appeal briefs in declaratory judgment actions.

Asoklis, a five-time Michigan Super Lawyers selection who also was listed among the Top 50 Women Michigan Super Lawyers for the last three years, has focused her practice on the defense of professional liability claims, and attorney and judicial disciplinary proceedings for more than 20 years. The Wayne State University Law School alumna also maintains an active general liability defense practice, including claims arising out of auto and trucking accidents, and complex premises liability matters.

Einhorn has been named among the Michigan Super Lawyers for each of the past six years.
For more than three decades, he has been at the forefront of legal issues affecting lawyers, judges, courts, businesses and insurers. The Wayne State University Law School alum has litigated numerous court cases and disciplinary proceedings that have shaped Michigan law with issues ranging from lawyers’ potential liability to clients for defamation, to judicial candidates’ free speech rights.

Hildenbrand is a six-time Michigan Super Lawyers selection. For more than 25 years, the University of Georgia School of Law alumna has represented employers and other defendants in employment, professional liability and general liability actions. Her employment defense practice encompasses both private and public sector employee claims (including claims arising from municipal and school employment) in state and federal court.

Farrell, who was named Michigan Super Lawyers for the fourth consecutive year, concentrates his practice on multi-party, complex litigation, including litigation in the areas of environmental torts, product liability, toxic torts and emerging claims. The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alum’s trial experience spans more than three decades and includes approximately 100 cases to verdict.

Casey also is a four-time Michigan Super Lawyers honoree. The St. Louis University School of Law alum has nearly three decades of experience in insurance coverage and indemnity contract matters, including preparing opinions, declaratory judgment actions and other litigation, appeals and alternative dispute resolution. His practice includes a broad range of general liability, construction, environmental, asbestos, toxic torts, automobile, homeowners, professional liability, umbrella/excess and other specialty coverage matters.

Anderson, who earned his third Michigan Super Lawyers selection, focuses his practice on the defense of professional liability claims. For more than a decade, he has successfully defended lawyers, accountants and a variety of insurance and real estate professionals. The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law alum also maintains an active general liability defense practice, including claims arising out of product liability matters, automobile liability, as well as complex premises liability matters.

Brown receives distinction from Michigan Super Lawyers–Rising Stars Edition 2012 for the fifth consecutive year. His work is focused primarily on the defense of medical and legal malpractice cases at the appellate level. The University of Michigan Law School alum also handles a variety of professional, commercial, and general liability appeals.

Collier, a first-time selection among the “Rising Stars,” focuses his practice on the defense of legal and other professional malpractice claims at the appellate level and at summary judgment. Additionally, the University of Michigan Law School alum represents clients in defending insurance, commercial, and general liability claims at both the appellate and trial level.

Graves was named among the “Rising Stars” for the second time in three years. She concentrates her practice on the defense of professional liability claims and has represented both attorneys and health care professionals. The Wayne State University Law School alumna also is involved in the defense of general liability matters.

The attorneys featured in Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine are selected though a multi-step process. Candidates are nominated through a survey of more than 30,000 attorneys, direct contact with law firms and by reviewing trade journals, periodicals, databases and online sources. A blue ribbon panel of the top attorneys in each respective practice area evaluates the candidates. The final selection is then made by dividing the candidates by their firm size and selecting the top five percent.

Founded in 1970, Southfield, Michigan-based Collins, Einhorn, Farrell & Ulanoff, P.C. is a multi-specialty law firm providing clients with legal representation in all aspects of litigation, including, toxic tort, professional liability, commercial litigation and appeals. For more information, visit www.ceflawyers.com.

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